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Nintendo Switch System Update 18.1.0 Removes X/Twitter Integration

Nintendo Switch has received a new system software update 18.1.0 from Nintendo that removes Twitter/X integration from the console.

This update brings significant changes, particularly concerning discontinuing integration with X (formerly known as Twitter). Alongside these adjustments, the update also includes general system stability improvements to enhance the overall user experience.

Nintendo Switch System Update 18.1.0 Changelog

Ver. 18.1.0 (Released June 10, 2024)

  • The following updates were made for the discontinuation of X (formerly Twitter) integration:
    • The option to “Post to Twitter” when sharing from the Album in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu was removed.
    • The ability to post Super Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshots from the Album in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menuu to Smash World in the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app was removed.
    • The option to link X (formerly Twitter) from “Settings” > “User Settings” > “Posting to Social Media” was removed.
  • The option to link social media accounts from “My Page” > “Friend Suggestions” was removed.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

Since the changes to Twitter/X API, many companies have resorted to removing their integration with the social media platform altogether. Nintendo is another company that has taken this step, and there might be more to come in the near future.

If you were relying on this feature to upload your videos or screenshots to social media, you can still do it, but you will have to use the alternative. This means you need to manually copy the contents of your SD card with screenshots or videos in it, and then share them to social media like Twitter/X. This will also lead to better quality shares as they won’t be compressed.

Nintendo Switch is still enjoying a healthy dose of support with new games releasing on it in 2024 and beyond. Nintendo has plans to release a successor in 2025, but they haven’t shared any details on it yet.

Salal Awan

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